Official training camp has yet to open, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t an increase in activity at the Flames camp. Here are some recent updates surrounding the team.
– The ownership unveiled their CalgaryNext project for a new arena for both the Flames and the Stamps. The project is slated for development in the West Downtown location and comes with a hefty price tag likely to exceed 1 billion. The vision is ambitious, however, the general consensus among Calgarians is no public money.
– Mark Giordano signed a contract extension worth 6.75$ for six years. He likely left money on the table, but took the term length. The deal makes sense for Giordano in the shorterm, but we’ll see what the deal looks like in 5 years.
Micheal Ferland is the last Flames to be signed to a contract and he was re-upped for two years. He elected to not go to arbitration and instead got a one-way deal worth under 1 million per year.
– And finally, the young prospects tournament in Penticton, BC, is underway with the likes of Sam Bennett leading the way for the Flames. Calgary has among the strongest pool in this year’s mini-tourny. But all eyes will be on Connor McJesus, or McBacon, or whatever that guy’s name is.
— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) September 11, 2015